Kara Sotolotto

Episode 27: Kara Sotolotto

EP 27 with Kara Sotolotto from May 4, 2023

Kara Sotolotto works for LiftTruck Parts & Service, Inc., which is a forklift company located in West Springfield that her father started when she was an infant. Wearing many hats in the company, Kara has been able to build close relationships with her coworkers and experience a new opportunity every day.

In addition to her career at LiftTruck, Kara is a board member for the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield, where she mostly helps with planning events. Kara has a 2 year old daughter, Stella, who takes up most of her “free” time, and she enjoys trying new local restaurants with her husband Eric, reading, and running 5K races for local charities.

During this episode, we chat about:

  • The many hats that Kara wears at LiftTruck
  • What it’s like to work with family so closely
  • Kara’s experience working in a male-dominated industry and her advice for other women doing the same
  • How Kara knew she wanted to join the family company
  • LiftTruck’s second location and what inspired that
  • The company’s upcoming 35th anniversary
  • Her favorite hobbies of reading and running
  • What the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield is and what inspired Kara to join the board
  • The value that vocational schools bring to careers

And more. Listen to this episode to learn more about Kara and all things family business.

Access the full transcript here.

Watch the episode on YouTube here.

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